Your iPhone Knows Where You Were Last Night. The Guardian is reporting that, unbeknownst to you, your iPhone keeps your location coordinates and timestamps your movements and stores them in a file that could be easily hacked. And then, your iPhone kills you in your sleep. No, it doesn’t do that. But still, UNNERVING.
Kindlebooks Coming to Your Library Soon: Jay Marine — Kindle Director and a man who’s comfortable enough with himself to say the phrase “perfectly Whispersynced” in front of a crowd of people — announced today that Amazon’s ebooks would soon be available on pages like this from your local library. Cheapskate bookworms rejoice: Now you don’t have to do your trading with each other.
You Only Have One More Day To Read Krakauer’s Expose Of Greg Mortenson For Free. You may have heard about author Jon Krakauer’s expose of “Three Cups Of Tea” author Greg Mortenson from “60 Minutes” this past weekend. Now, you can read the full case against Mortenson for free for one more day at Byliner. If you’re the kind of person who enjoys seeing someone get absolutely owned for 89 pages (and I am), then I strongly suggest you get crackin’.
SHOCKING NEWS: Porn More Popular Than Preachy Liberal Eco-Fable. NPR is reporting that “3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy” has beaten the old first-day Chinese box office record set by ”Avatar.” And let me be the first to congratulate the Chinese for having the good taste to prefer a hefty dose of full-depth erotica over a heavy-handed enviro-sermon. At least “Sex & Zen” doesn’t take 150 minutes to get to the climax.
POKER IS FOLDING! On the heels of the Feds shutting down three major online poker sites, ESPN has cancelled ALL of their poker programming and pull all poker ads. No more World Series Of Poker! No more Celebrity poker! No more Brad Garrett bluffing on the river! NO MORE 3AM SHOWINGS OF “ROUNDERS”! Cash in your chips, everyone! Poker is dying!
UPDATE: SubsistingOnArsenic points out that ESPN’s Andrew Feldman has been pushing back on this narrative for days now. Feldman Tweeted that he was about to jump on to Bill Simmons’ podcast, but that was cancelled.